I’m excited to be showing again at PSMirabel, Manchester (M3 1NG) in their Twice as Nice exhibition opening 29th June 6-9pm. Open Saturdays 11-5pm from 30th June to 11th August.

The Miscellany Cupboard 2018

mixed media in glass dome

27 x 13 x 13cm



I’m currently showing several works in Size Matters exhibition at Gallery One, The World of Glass, St Helens. It’s a beautifully curated show of small and exquisite works by national and international artists and highly recommended. Open until 29th June.

Squeeze 2017

acrylic on canvas

20 x 20cm


Heart of the Matter 2017

acrylic on canvas

20 x 20cm


I’ve just completed these three small works in glass domes. It’s always a pleasure looking through my collection of objects but always a difficult task deciding which pieces to choose.

Unlocking Your Secrets 2018

Edwardian ice cream glass, miniature book, open padlock, mosaic of flowers on a mahogany stand

Height 20cm


The Ottoman’s Boot 2018

Carved wooden Ottoman boot, Ottoman trumpeter figure, bisque doll’s head, quail egg (behind the doll’s head) on mahogany stand

Height 18cm


Finders Keepers 2018

Miniature Chines vase, miniature beer tankard, ceramic doll torso, clay pipe bowl on a mahogany base

Height 17 cm


From 1995-97 I made vessels in papier mache and decorated them with painting and collage. I recently showed these three pieces in my retrospective exhibition ‘The Transit of Venus’ at the Isherwood Gallery, Wigan. The one I regard as my best piece, ‘Wired!’ was bought on the preview night and whilst I was sad to say goodbye to it I am very happy with those who bought it. Thank you.

Acid Lizards 1996

Green Dreamer 1996

Wired! 1996


I’m looking forward to exhibiting two recent works in King Street Studios forthcoming exhibition Something Called Home from 16th March to 14th April 2018.

Spots, Stripes and Florals – Textile sculpture on a metal stand

I have chosen this sculptural work to represent my childhood home, the place where I learned the skills used in the making of the piece.

The shape represents the peaks and troughs, the ups and downs of home life and, resting precariously on its stand, how a single change can knock a stable home off its pedestal.

Fabrics, making, sewing on buttons are the things that remind me not only of my parents home but that of my grandparents too and from whom I inherited button boxes and sewing baskets that I’m still using today.

Spots, Stripes and Florals – acrylic on canvas

With Spots, Stripes and Florals I have re-contextualised my textile work as painting to give another interpretation of home. Here home is a floating island, an imaginary place that can be whatever you want it to be.